The Devil's Advocate


Tucked away down Advocate's Close in the historical Old Town of Edinburgh, this restored Victorian pump house is a great escape from it all. With huge paneled doors that open up onto the courtyard, feel like the King of the castle in this elegant, old-school abode. Stone walls and dripping candles give way to a sleek and modern interior that is set to impress.

Serving 200 different types of whiskey, these proud Scotsmen will keep your liquors coming. With a long wine list and a great choice of cocktails starting at £7.50, these tipples are sure to tempt. And for the peckish, there's a great menu to fill those stomachs, from traditional Scottish cullen skink at £11 to tender venison loin for those extra refined palates. 

Changing the menu every month to ensure the best quality seasonal produce, get your authentic Scottish experience in this trendy venue and enjoy a cosy, relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Edinburgh's prettiest area.


  • Happily Affordable ££
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 1:00
Tuesday 12:00 1:00
Wednesday 12:00 1:00
Thursday 12:00 1:00
Friday 12:00 1:00
Saturday 12:00 1:00
Sunday 12:00 1:00



The Devil's Advocate, 9, Advocate's Close, EH1 1ND


City Centre


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Pub Food and British food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Striving for the finest of fine food, this venue is a great spot for a meal with a difference. Try your traditional Scottish broth with cullen skink in a buttery cheddar crumb for just £11.

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